Internet could kill kids' emotion

A small study from the University of California Los Angeles psychology department concludes absorption in digital media could be a roadblock in children’s development of the ability to read emotions.

Researchers compared two groups of sixth graders (ages 11-12) and found one group performed significantly better at recognizing emotions after five days with no digital media, not even television.

Researchers say this is cause for alarm, considering how digital media is rapidly seeping into nooks and crannies of everyday life.